[Tex/LaTex] unknown language \selectlanguage{english}


I'm writing my second document in latex and I'm using my universities template. But since I'm working on an English document and the template is for German papers I have to adjust the language.


but it fails with:

! Package babel Error: Unknown language `english'. Either you have
(babel) misspelled its name, it has not been installed,
(babel) or you requested it in a previous run. Fix its name,
(babel) install it or just rerun the file, respectively.

I tried to:
sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-english
and even:
sudo apt-get install texlive-lang-all

Any idea how to fix this?

Best Answer


Then ngerman is active at the begin of the document and you can switch to english. If you cannot change the package, then write before \documentclass:

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